Malala Yousafzai and the Girls of Pakistan
by David Aretha (Author)
Booktalk: In 2012, a Taliban gunman shot a bullet into the head of Malala Yousafzai. The fifteen-year-old Pakistani girl needed to die, Taliban leaders reasoned, because she spoke out against the group’s policies, which included the suppression of girl’a education in Malal’s home region of Swat Valley.
Snippet: Finally, the shooter belived, the outspoken Pakistani teen had been silenced. The girl had delivered a speech entitled, “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education.” Now, she was surely dead.
The gunman was wrong. Malala survived.
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